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Taxon: Antiaris toxicaria (Pers.) Lesch.

 
Genus: Antiaris
Family: Moraceae
Tribe: Castilleae
Nomen number: 3636
Place of publication: Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. 16:478. 1810
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • sackingtree  (Source: Pl Res SEAs) - English
  • upastree  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • javanischer Giftbaum  (Source: Mansf Ency) - German
  • Upasbaum  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • upas  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • jian xue feng hou  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit
  • Materials: wood
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo (n.e.)
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Zambia
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Guangdong Sheng, Yunnan Sheng (s.), Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, Hainan Sheng]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, India, [Andaman and Nicobar Islands] Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Jawa, Sumatera] Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland, Northern Territory]

    Pacific
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, Tonga


References:

  1. Abbiw, D. K. 1990. Useful plants of Ghana Intermediate Technology Publications & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  2. Arnold, H. L. 1968. Poisonous plants of Hawaii.
  3. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1963-. Flore du Cameroun.
  4. Berg, C. C. 1989. Moraceae. Flora of tropical East Africa. 10, 13-15. Note: treats one subsp. with three varieties
  5. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  6. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  7. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  8. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  9. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  10. Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  12. Merrill, E. D. 1922-1926. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants.
  13. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 12(1):126-129.
  14. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  15. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  16. World Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF-SEA. AgroForestry Tree database (on-line resource).
  17. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  18. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Antiaris toxicaria (Pers.) Lesch. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=3636. Accessed 19 September 2019.